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with the best possible outcome. here's how they did it. in the end they found dzhokhar tsarnaev hiding in a boat. a thermal imaging camera picked up as clear as die. the brothers were on the fed's radar, at least the older one was. the brother's father told kn he talked to him and were his sons capable of bombing the marathon? >> no way, he says. that's what the father says. i'm going to play you his interview in just a minute. another relative felt more strongly about that. you'll hear from the father brother's uncle. the big man was partying. we've got a crew on the u. mass dart mouth campus. where is dzhokhar tsarnaev now and is he going to make it? police say he is hurt bad. we're live from the hospital and we are going to find out if he is talking. first we're going to go candiotti. susan is in the area. police and fbi are still on the scene where you are. what are they looking for now. >> reporter: they're looking for evidence to build their case, anything that could help. any explosives residue to prove that he was helping to build homemade bombs. they're looking for any evidence that he
and the lone surviving suspect is 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev. he's in intensive care here at a boston hospital. and this morning there is new information, he is in fact communicating with investigators. meanwhile the city is coming together, trying to at least, preparing to move forward. holding a moment of silence at 2:50 p.m. eastern this afternoon. the moment the explosions rocked the world. newsroom special coverage of the boston bombings begins right now. good morning, i'm wolf blitzer reporting live from boston. we're following all of the latest developments here. some of the latest developments this monday morning in boston. charges could be filed as soon as today for the surviving suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev. officials say evidence recovered suggests, suggests, he and his brother were planning another attack. some 55 people remain hospitalized at multiple facilities throughout the boston area. as families mourn those killed, a funeral will be held this morning for krystle campbell and memorial service is scheduled later tonight for lingzi lu. and following a tense fr
. [ gunfire ] a hail of bullets rang out as the last suspect, 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev held off police in a watertown, massachusetts neighborhood in a backyard last night. we learned from university of massachusetts dartmouth officials, he was on campus every day until thursday, attending classes, parties in dorms during that period. now he is in custody in a boston hospital under heavy guard. we are also remembering four people who were killed, three at the marathon monday and the m.i.t. officer killed during a shootout with the two suspects. with the hunt over for the suspects, we are focusing on the full puzzle on cnn. how is it two brothers described by many as normal are suspected of horrific terrorist bombings. want to head to cnn's susan candiotti at the center of it all in watertown, massachusetts. so what has the watertown police chief been saying about the investigation and last night's take down, susan? >> reporter: hi, don. we are getting more details from the chief about what happened and just to show you that things are still happening out here, we can show you still have
in last monday's attacks. >> we now know the surviving suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev, has been charged while he lays badly wounded in his hospital bed here in boston. one of the charges using a weapon of mass destruction. all this as bostonians are back at work today, trying to find some semblance of normality after a deadly bombing, a manhunt, car chases, shootout, city wide lockdown, four innocent people have been killed. one of those being remembered today is krystle campbell. hundreds turned out today for the funeral of the 29-year-old restaurant manager. meanwhile, boston university has announced a memorial scholarship to honor the life of one of its students, lingi lu. >> police are look at this jihad video here, parts of the elder brother's youtube collection, but the focus is on the younger brother, dzhokhar tsarnaev, seen here wrestling with a friend. he was the captain of his senior year high school wrestling team. today, though, a much different situation for him. he's handcuffed as we speak to a hospital bed, and as jake mentioned, we have just learned the charges here have now b
in at the hospital where dzhokhar tsarnaev is listed in serious condition. the father of the bombing suspects tells cnn he's coming to the united states. he says his sons were framed and not responsible for the bombings. we were able to track down the father for the first time since the younger son was captured. nick payton walsh joins me. tell us about that encounter. >> absolutely. we have been waiting outside his apartment in dagestan. he drove past twice, but eventually stopped. it does appear the now deceased boston alleged bomber lived for six months last year. we went up to his car while he stopped and asked him a couple of questions. >> cnn. i'm so sorry. we just wanted to hear your story, that was all. it's a very difficult time for you. we just want to give you the chance to tell people how you feel about this. we don't really have a chance to properly hear all you have to say about the terrible circumstances you're in. your sons didn't do this? are you going to america? when will you leave? you will forgive me, sir. it's a difficult time, i'm just trying to do my job here. i understand.
strong case against him. >> most of the questions that the investigators are now asking dzhokhar tsarnaev relate to public security. are there more devices, things like that. with so much attention on the bombers, we do want to remember the victims of this tragedy. a funeral is being held this hour for krystle campbell. she went to the marathon almost every single year. she had been called hard working. her grandmother says she was always smiling, a big help always to her when she recovered from medical procedures. this is where campbell's casket was carried out moments ago. cameras were asked not to be inside. she died a few weeks shy of her 30th birthday. one of the victim of the atta-- wounded victims was a dancer. she joins me after this. i've always had to keep my eye on her... but, i didn't always watch out for myself. with so much noise about health care... i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to
carney has now let us know that this bombing suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev is not -- i repeat, is not going to be treated as an enemy combatant. there have been a lot of questions about just what kind of prosecution this young man is going to be facing whether it would be in civilian justice or perhaps would he be one of those considered for prosecution in a military tribunal, perhaps even at guantanamo bay, but there you have it straight from the white house he will not be treated as an enemy combatant. the court and justice itself for boston and for the nation may well depend on exactly what those interactions are right now going on between dzhokhar tsarnaev and the high value detainee interrogation group. again, that's a very frightening sounding group, but the high value detainee interrogation group is comprised of a number of officials of the cia, the fbi and others. those very well may be the people who are at that hospital bedside periodically asking whatever questions they can get out of this suspect. i want to get into some of that right now with three of the smartest in the busine
expect, the younger brother, 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev. he's still being hospitalized. he's listed in steer eerious bu stable condition. an official says he has injuries to his throat and is unable to talk. he could be charged by federal prosecutors today right at his hospital bedside. wolf? >> that would be a pretty dramatic moment if in fact a judge or magistrate shows up at the beth israel deaconess medical center, goes to the bedside of this 19-year-old suspect and formally noichz him of what's going on as far as federal charges are concerned. >> it would indeed. >>> let's take a look at what else we know about the process, the justice department coming up with some formal charges. our crime and justice correspondent joe johns is monitoring this part of the story in washington for us. what are officials telling you, joe, what can we anticipate? >> well, first, on that point were you just making, the rules say that when a person's charged with a federal crime, they need to be informed as soon as practicable but it is not clear whether that would mean this suspect would have to b
the boston marathon bombers as brothers, tamerlan and dzhokhar tsarnaev. they are from a predominantly muslim region in russia. the 19-year-old brother believed to be extremely dangerous possibly armed with explosives on his person. unclear whether he was injured in the shoot outlast night in which his 26-year-old brother died. it's unclear whether he's injured and hiding somewhere and unable to move, whether he moved, they don't know right now. we're told that the brother was wearing explosives and a triggering device when he died which is why they're worried -- >> the older brother. >> the older brother. this is why they're worried the younger brother could be in a similar situation. this happened overnight and intensified. police say the suspects robbed a convenience store, shot and killed an m.i.t. police officer. i was on the air live when that happened last night, wolf. and as you know, it was no expectation at that time that there was any relation between the two things. but there ended up being. >> and when they heard of a convenience store robbery, stuff like that happens. >> right.
the massachusetts bay transit authority police who put the handcuffs on dzhokhar tsarnaev at the very end. they were pleased to have a chance to do that because it was one of their officers who was brian todd in watertown for us, excellent report. we continue to pray for healing and for comfort on the long road that lies ahead for every victim and their loved ones. this is dzhokhar tsarnaev inside an ambulance last night. now under heavy guard at a medical center where some of the people he allegedly harmed have also been receiving care. want to go to elizabeth cohen, she's outside the hospital. there are new details about his injuries since i last spoke with you. what do you know? >> these are very important details from deborah feyerick and susan candiotti. he has wounds to his throat. and this is very, very important. he is intubated and sedated. what that means is he has a tube going down his throat that's attached to a ventilator that breathes for him. often doctors will intubate someone and put them on a ventilator to take the strain away if a machine breathes for them. this explains why gover
is dzhokhar tsarnaev, could be charged by federal prosecutors as recaearl today at his hospital bed. he's at beth israel deaconess center. he's in serious condition. a federal official says he has injuries to his throat and is unable to speak. we'll have a live report from the hospital in just a few minutes. our elizabeth cohen is standing by. first, we want to catch you up on some of the other developments, up to date on the charges that the suspected bomber may actually face, and show you some new riveting images of that intense manhunt that led to his capture. we're watching all of this unfold. for that, let's go to cnn's joe johns, our crime and justice correspondent. he's working his sources in washington. joe, what are officials telling you about the proceeding that could happen today in the coming hours by the suspect's bedside? this is highly extraordinary. >> that's true, wolf. our sources have told us it's possible, possible we could see charges today. but there's no guarantee. we have heard as recently as yesterday that authorities were contemplating a terrorism charge, most
see dzhokhar tsarnaev just after the murder of an m.i.t. police officer. >> first the headline from the suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev, we acted alone. a u.s. government source quotes the surviving suspect saying the older brother was the master mind and they had no international ties to terror groups. he also says the men were motivated by radical islam and the jihadist goal of waging a holy war. they learned to make their bombs from readily available instructions on the internet. deborah has the latest from new york. >> wolf, we can tell you investigators are painting a much fuller picture of the parents and the life this tamerlan tsarnaev was living. his pull here in the united states and his life over in the russian caucasus. what we can tell you this morning is that the m.i.t. officer that was shot to death did not radio into dispatch to request a description of the suspect and he did not alert dispatch he was responding to the two men who apparently came up to him totally unaware. he was shot four to five times according to a source. it took at least nearly 13 minutes to actually f
interview more about tamerlan and dzhokhar tsarnaev. shannon is driving us from washington. what did the uncle have to say today? >> wolf, his name is ruslan tsarni. today the uncle is speaking a different tune. i started the interview asking what's your reaction to the capture of your younger nephew. take a listen. >> i'm relieved. i'm relieved that he's alive and now there's a chance to find out who was behind it. who is the mentor and how possibly he could get involved and do this harm to innocent people. second of all, i stress that there's a chance for dzhokhar to speak forgiveness. >> when the older brother was a young child, the uncle actually had him in his care for a while and i asked the uncle about how he interacted and kept up with the older son for over the years. the uncle said in 2009 he had a conversation with the older brother, the older boy, and that he noticed a change in his voice where he was becoming more extreme in terms of his religious views. i asked him what he attributed that to. take a listen at how he described that. >> i called one of the gentleman livin
. they're the ones who hunted down and arrested dzhokhar tsarnaev. while they celebrated at fenway, police cars lined the streets today to pay respects to the m.i.t. officer killed thursday night allegedly by his brother. sean collier's body was delivered by motorcade to wilmington, massachusetts. tonight, new information about tsarnaev, straight from the hospital where he is in serious condition. if this bombing suspect has anything to say, lit have to wait. officials are saying that the 19-year-old college student has injuries to his throat and for now cannot talk. he was finally surrounded and taken down in a neighborhood in watertown, just outside of boston. but he did not go quietly. brian todd has details for you. >> reporter: as he was cornered, he engaged police with gunfire. it went on for several minutes and police lobbed in flash bang percussions to stun him. in the end, authorities showed their determination to catch the suspect live. listen to officers negotiate with him as he's holed up inside a boat. >> reporter: we snaked through alleys and back lots to get to withi
, dzhokhar tsarnaev. a naturalized u.s. citizen, 19 years old, considered extremely dangerous. the hunt is focused, but not confined to a series of communities west of boston proper, including cambridge and watertown. 21 hours since the photo was first released, dzhokhar named on the loose. his older brother, his alleged co-conspirator in the bombing at the marathon died early this morning in a clash with police from which the younger brother escaped. according to one law enforcement source, actually driving over his brother's body. here is the brother's uncle in an emotional plea delivered late this morning. >> i say dzhokhar, if you're alive, turn yourself in and ask for forgiveness. and the victims, from the injured and from those who left, ask for forgiveness from these people. >> we already obviously are learning a lot about these two suspects. we know that dzhokhar who is 19 years old, first came to the united states in 2002, he was 8 years old. his family, he came here on a tourist visa. we know with his mother and his -- at least with his mother. let's go back to the aunt now sp
the road where the two boston marathon suspects, tamerlan and dzhokhar tsarnaev were engaging in this gunfight with police. we'll scroll through a couple of these pictures. keep your eyes here on the screen. the photos here show the brothers huddling behind a stolen suv at times as we reported through the hours last week, shooting at police, before this older brother tamerlan charges, runs towards these officers here, then he's seen lying in the street. the suv driven by his younger brother who we know is in fair condition at this hour at a hospital here in boston, he's in the car, accelerates toward his older brother, on the ground. >> what is the context for that? do they believe he was trying to escape, do they believe he was trying to maybe separate his brother from the officers or is there anything on this? >> i think his brother was on the ground, his brother was enga engaging, strapped with explosives and the younger brother from everything i've gleaned wants to get out of there. >> maybe because of the explosives. what does he wind up doing? >> ultimately gets out of t
to is they are taking the claims that dzhokhar tsarnaev has made and taking a look at whether the two brothers may have learned their expertise online. one of the things they are looking at is an online publication called inspire. this is a publication essentially, online site, sponsored by al qaeda in the arabian peninsula essentially al qaeda in yemen. amongst the extremist jihady move. well known, in existence for many years. they published some time back a recipe for making a pressure cooker bomb in an article that they basically entitled "how to make a bomb in your mother's kitchen" the belief is there may be similarities between this online recipe and what was used in boston. investigators are looking at this very closely. chris? >> barbara, thank you very much. another piece in the puzzle. as people understand this information, and you hear it, it's important to tell everybody it's not about building this up or dramatizing, it's about understanding exactly how this could have happened and why. barbara, thank you very much. we'll be back to you. >>> not far from here in the boston suburb of massa
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